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Frances McCann
Frances McCann

Conservation work on Schiehallion: Macs get stuck in!

In June 2014, a group from Macs Adventure (all the girls....the boys all seemed to have excuses?) headed off to get our hands dirty on Schiehallion, felling non-indigenous and invasive tree species from nearby forestry plantations, which were threatening growth of the native birch and rowan trees that the trust were trying to reintroduce as part of a biodiversity project. As members of the John Muir Trust, we not only hope to raise funds for their conservation work through donations and membership fees (if you're booking with us, please consider ticking the optional donation box), but we also want to learn more about the trust's work, in order that we can help spread the word! [caption id="attachment_12086" align="alignleft" width="585"]Macs Adventure's girls ready for a day of hard graft. Macs Adventure's girls ready for a day of hard graft.[/caption]   10-JMT 16-JMT   [caption id="attachment_12087" align="alignleft" width="585"]Sarah Henderson Sarah manages a smile despite the aching muscles![/caption] [caption id="attachment_12088" align="alignleft" width="585"]Nikki - Armed and dangerous! Nikki - Armed and dangerous![/caption] The John Muir Trust are an organisation inspired by the work of the great conservationist John Muir, the Scottish born "father" of the United States' national parks. The trust protect, manage and conserve some of Britain's wildest landscapes, and you can find out all about their work at www.jmt.org, or, read about the John Muir Award on our blog.  
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